Posted: Oct 1, 2010 8:39 PM by Alison Haynes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A train crash in central Indonesia
killed at least 26 people and injured dozens Saturday, many
suffering burns and broken bones, hospital officials and witnesses
Some bodies were still trapped in the wreckage.
The accident occurred near a station in Petarukan, a city on the
northern coast of Central Java province, at around 3 a.m. (0800
GMT; 9 p.m. EDT Friday) as many passengers were sleeping, witnesses
A train from the capital, Jakarta, slammed into a stationary
train, causing severe damage to both.
Officials at two hospitals contacted by The Associated Press
said at least 26 bodies were brought in and that at least 40 people
were being treated for their injuries.
Meanwhile, Metro TV and El Shinta radio said another passenger
train crashed in the town of Solo at around 4 a.m., killing at
least one person.
Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan confirmed both
crashes, but said it was too early to comment on casualties as data
was still being collected.